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Poem: Writer's Block

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I don't like writing poetry.
My words don't fit,
It all sounds wrong
I want my words to sound like a song.
It all sounds bad and clunky and chunky-
Everything I write is boring.
I want to write,
But I don't like anything
I put on the page.
What's wrong with me?
I critique myself endlessly:
Everything I write is stupid.
I wish I could tune the words to my mind -
And let them flow-
No, that sounded dumb.
Some poems are stupid.
Better to let them stay inside--
Where it's safer.
...Or is it...?

The Post Bulletin publishes poetry by local and area writers every Tuesday. Send poems to with the subject line "Poetry submission."

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